The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

miscellaneous papers, notebooks and letters on Nagas by Ursula Graham Bower, 1937-1947

caption: meaning of dreams
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Zemi
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: Dreams
text: A tooth falling out means death or illness to near relative.
text: To see a snake means the dreamer may receive a wound or hurt.
text: To lose the way and not find it, or to search for something & not find it, means a disappointment.
text: To see a tiger is said to be 'neutral'.
text: To cross a bridge & fall off it, is unlucky.
text: To cross and reach the other side means luck & success.
text: To dream of being attacked or charged by a buffalo or mithan is unlucky, and means injury or bad luck.
text: To see a crab, leech or snake means the dreamer will receive a wound or injury.
text: To dream of eating meat, or particularly sugar, means the dreamer will have a cold or slight illness.
text: To dream of being out in the rain or of rain falling, or of rain falling, or of travelling in the dark or in thick jungle or of wading through mud, means trouble, difficulty or misfortune.